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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Chronicling Portland

A View of Portland, Rene Rickabaugh

December 18, 2013

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) recently announced 17 new art pieces to The Visual Chronicle of Portland collection.

The Visual Chronicle of Portland is a city-owned collection of artwork on paper – including photographs, paintings, prints, and drawings. It’s managed and taken care of by RACC. The artwork in the collection focuses onPortland’s social and urban landscapes. The goal is to capture the “spirit of the times” as Portland changes throughout the years.

The collection started 28 years ago, and has grown into a collection of 320 pieces by 193 different artists. The collection strives to reflect a diversity of populations, artistic disciplines, and points of view. Artwork is selected by a panel of independent artists and curators, based on how well the artist’s work matched the purpose and spirit of the chronicle.

The new pieces are on display at RACC’s offices at 411 NW Park Avenue, Suite 101. Eventually, the pieces will move to public displays in City and County buildings.

If you can’t make it to RACC, you can view the entire collection online.